Very early malfunction of a large stentless aortic valve.

  title={Very early malfunction of a large stentless aortic valve.},
  author={Luca Caprili and Asgharnejad N Fahim and Claudio Zussa and Donald M Cristell},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={36 2},
Since their introduction in 1990, modern stentless aortic prostheses have by now obtained wide acceptance in the treatment of aortic valve disease. Despite the favourable results of using different techniques, concerns still remain about the durability of this device, especially regarding mineralisation. We present the first report, to our knowledge, of an early and unexpected malfunction of a large Sorin Solo stentless valve due to calcification only 18 months after implantation. 

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